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Pokémon Go creators blame Pokévision for poor quality service

Pokémon Go creators blame Pokévision for poor quality service

The creators of Pokémon Go have responded to criticism from fans after a recent update to the app crippled or removed a number of popular features. The latest version of the app, released this weekend, removed a (partly broken) pokémon-tracking tool, as well as a battery-saving mode and support for third-party pokémon maps. The game's developers have given a number of reasons for these changes, saying that the tracking...

Hackers threaten to take Pokémon Go offline August 1 with massive DDoS attack

Hackers threaten to take Pokémon Go offline August 1 with massive DDoS attack

Poodlecorp (yes, you read that right) has threatened to take the über popular augmented reality game Pokémon Go offline August 1 through a series of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks on the game’s already fragile servers. “We take the servers offline because it is popular right now and nobody can stop us,” @xotehpoodle (a member of the Poodlecorp group) said. “We do it...

Sen. Franken asks Pokémon Go creator: Why all the privacy problems?

Sen. Franken asks Pokémon Go creator: Why all the privacy problems?

Earlier this week, we learned that the insanely popular mobile gaming app Pokémon Go requested full access to users' Google accounts when activated on iOS. Niantic said that it was a mistake, and the issue was corrected in an update for the app. Yesterday, Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) sent a letter (PDF) to game creator Niantic asking the company to explain that issue as well as some of the other privacy choices...

T-Mobile is giving Pokemon Go players free, unlimited data and a Wendy’s Frosty

T-Mobile is giving Pokemon Go players free, unlimited data and a Wendy’s Frosty

T-Mobile has announced today that for its next T-Mobile Tuesday promotion, Pokemon Go players — in the wake of what has been no less than an explosive launch — will receive free, unlimited data for the mobile game. Set to take effect July 19th, the Un-carrier will give its customers a full year’s worth of data that won’t count against their high-speed plan… Here’s the...

Pokémon Go developers promise to fix Google account access bug

Pokémon Go developers promise to fix Google account access bug

Pokémon Go isn’t reading your Gmail. The makers of the hot, new mobile game are fixing a bug that allowed the app to gain full access to users’ accounts, when they signed in using their Google account information. The company claims it didn’t mean to ask for such elevated permissions, and it will now correct this. The app had the power to access your Gmail,...

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Pokémon Go may have full access to your Google account

If you signed up for Pokémon Go with your Google account, you might not know it but the game now has “full account access.” That can be a major security risk. Adam Reeve, who first documented the issue on his Tumblr blog, said it appears to be a problem isolated to iPhones and iPads. It’s not thought to affect Android devices. In our testing...